A Corinth man is being charged in a rash of vehicle burglaries that occurred Tuesday night into the early morning hours of Wednesday.

Darrell Lee Irby, 52, of Kilpatrick Street, faces four counts of burglary of a vehicle, according to Corinth Police Department Capt. Dell Green.

Irby was out on bond at the time for other vehicle burglaries that occurred earlier this year, which will result in his bond being revoked.

The pilfering spree also extended into the county, and charges are pending with the sheriff’s office, according to Sheriff Ben Caldwell.

Vehicle burglary continues to be a frequent crime of opportunity in the city targeting unlocked vehicles. The police department is again reminding residents to lock vehicle doors and take valuable items inside or put them out of sight.

Another vehicle burglary was reported Wednesday night.

“There’s several people doing it,” said Green. “We get reports like this weekly. We were lucky enough that home surveillance played a part in identifying this guy.”

East Clover Lane, Fifth Street, Forest School Road and North Shiloh Road were among those hit Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Green said the investigation linked Irby to a vehicle that was stolen in the county. In the video surveillance, he is seen driving that vehicle. It appears Irby would drive up to a residence, take items out of the homeowner’s vehicle and leave.

The stolen vehicle turned up Wednesday morning at the intersection of Tate Street and Pierce Street. Inside the abandoned auto, officers found wallets and identification connected to the city burglaries.

Police then arrested Irby at the Farmington Arms Apartments.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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